Where To Fish: Most of the Salmon River is open to the public, with many designated trails and parking lots along Sheepskin Road, County Road 52, and County Road 22 just outside Pulaski. In the fall, steelhead are moving more, so you have a better shot hooking up anywhere along the river. But in winter, the fish slow down and stack up in deep channels with moderate current. You'll know which ones are holding fish, because someone will most likely be fishing there already. According to O'Brien, in the winter, miles of the river can be dead and productive holes spaced far apart.